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September 19, 2006

Jennie Kelsey
Homemaker, 87

Jennie Beatrice Kelsey, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 87.
The daughter of James Jefferson and Harriet Price Rodney, she was born December 1, 1918 in Roscoe. She was the widow of Frank R. Kelsey who died in 1999.
Survivors include two sons, Frank J. Kelsey and his wife Maryann of Ormond Beach, Fla. and Kenneth Kelsey of Ferndale; a sister, Charlotte Seeley; three grandchildren, Todd W. Kelsey, Wendy S. Kelsey and Sean Kelsey; one great-grandchild, Zachary Hunter Kelsey; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Jeff, Charles and Chet Rodney; and three sisters, Sy, Elizabeth and Myra.
Services were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc. in Liberty.

Dorothy Boxberger
Homemaker, 87

Dorothy Boxberger of Liberty, died Thursday, September 14, 2006 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Care Center in Newburgh. She was 87.
The daughter of Peter and Maria Bohl Weyrauch, she was born April 6, 1919 in Manhattan. She was the widow of Herbert Boxberger.
She was a homemaker, a former operator for New York Telephone Company, and a member of the United Methodist Church in Liberty.
Survivors include one son, James Boxberger and his wife Marlene of Liberty; one daughter, Judy Boxberger of Liberty; one grandson, James Boxberger Jr. and his wife Victoria of Swan Lake; two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Sierra Boxberger; two sisters-in-law, Mabel Millis of Briscoe and Florence Boxberger of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Joan Boxberger; and a sister, Viola Reinheimer.
A memorial service was held Sunday, September 17 at the Callicoon Center Cemetery, Callicoon Center.
Arrangements were made by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville.

Margaret McCormick
Ret. Adm. Asst., 90

Margaret McCormick, a lifelong resident of Forestburgh, died at her home Friday, September 15, 2006. She was 90 years of age.
She was the daughter of Abigail and John McCormick.
Margaret attended the Black Brook one room school and St. Joseph’s Mountain School in Forestburgh. She was a lifelong member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish and a member of the Forestburgh Senior Citizens. She worked for many years as an Administrative Assistant at the Hamilton Avenue Hospital and the Monticello Hospital.
She is survived by a niece, Mary Abigail Milano and her husband Robert Milano; many cousins, including Maryjean Carroll and Mary Ann Toomey, both of Forestburgh, and Mary Kathryn and Tom Woods of Woodbourne; and her beloved pets. She was also a friend of Bill W.’s for many years. She was predeceased by a brother, Danny McCormick; and a sister, Abigail McCormick Connell.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, September 18 at the St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Forestburgh. Fr. Ivan Csete officiated.
Interment will be made in the St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery in Forestburgh.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Veritas Villa Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 610, Kerhonkson, NY 12446.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello.

Jill Burnett, 61

Jill Burnett of Pine Bush died Sept. 9, 2006 in Goshen. She was 61. Survivors include her husband, Robert, at home; a son, Patrick Walsh of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and daughters, Kellie Heitmann of Fall Branch, Tenn., Amanda Stark of Woodridge, and Jessica Anne Langschultz of Woodridge; brother, John Leonard of New Berlin and Keith Leonard of Olive Bridge; sisters, Kerrie Day of Wayne, NJ, Heather Nyman of Woodridge, Sharon Leonard of Woodridge; stepsons, John Burnett of Salt Lake City, Utah and Robert Burnett of Crested Butte, Colo.; stepdaughter, Sarah Burnett of Goshen and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc.

Violet Barra
Homemaker, 94

Violet Barra of New Windsor, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at Hudson Valley Nursing Home in Highland. She was 94.
The daughter of David and Grace Corwin DeGroat, she was born July 3, 1912 in Summitville. She was the widow of John T. Barra.
She was a past vice president of the Newburgh Girl Scouts and the Girl Scout Cookie Chairperson for many years. She was a member of the Mid-Hudson Animal Aid Shelters.
Mrs. Barra is survived by her entrusted friends, Vincent and Rose DeFabio and Ruth Valenti; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 18 at Cedar Hill Mausoleum Chapel. Entombment was made in Cedar Hill Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Animal Rescue Foundation, 60 Simmons La., Beacon, NY 12508.
Arrangements were made by the DiDonato Funeral Service, Marlboro.

William A. Kyrk
Florist, 61

William A. Kyrk, a lifelong Liberty resident, died Wednesday, September 13, 2006 in Endicott. He was 61.
The son of Robert and Dorothy Bell Kyrk, he was born in Liberty on July 31, 1945.
William was a florist and worked at various flower shops in the Binghamton area for the past 20 years.
Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Kyrk of Liberty; three brothers, John Kyrk of California, Donald Kyrk of Liberty and Arnold Kyrk and his wife, Betty of Livingston Manor; a sister, Janet Snyder of Kingston; one niece, Kathi Stauble; two nephews, Peter Snyder and Randy Kyrk; and two grandnieces, Rachael and Ophelia Stauble.
Private funeral services and cremation will be held at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc. in Liberty.

Philip Yang, 31

Philip Andrew Yang of North Hempstead died Saturday, September 16, 2006 at home. He was 31.
The son of Charles Yang and Anne Borisewich, Philip was born January 16, 1975 in Hackensack, NJ.
A family statement read, “Philip was a loving son and brother.”
Survivors include his mother, Ann Morris and her husband, Richard, of Summitville; his father, Charles Yang and his wife, An-Hwa Chu Yang, of Williston Park; a paternal grandmother, Lan-Tsu Yang of Williston Park; and sisters, Denise Yang of Gilbert, Ariz. and Cindy Yang of Williston Park.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North Street, Washingtonville.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Cremation will be private.

Joan Marie Dobbs
Homemaker, 69

Joan Marie Dobs of Lake Como, Fla., died Friday, September 15, 2006 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka, Fla., following a brief illness. She was 69.
She was a native of Monticello, and had been a resident of Lake Como for the past 20 years, coming from Monticello. She was a member of the Crescent City, Fla. Moose Lodge, Women of the Moose, Chapter #1825, where she was known as the “pie lady” for the pies she baked for bingo. Her specialty was lemon meringue pie.
She is su rvived by her husband of 53 years, Jay Dobbs of Lake Como; two daughters, Barbara Dobbs of Tacoma, Wash. and Tammy Zepeda of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one son, Craig Dobbs of Grahamsville; a brother, Edward Johanson of Naples, Fla.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren on the way.
No services are scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177.
Arrangements were made by the Masters Funeral Home of Palatka.

Frederick Hazelnis
Ret. Serv. Sta. Oper., 66

Frederick “Freddy” Hazelnis of Monticello, a retired service station operator, died Thursday, September 14, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. He was 66.
The son of Philip and Anna Chaikind Hazelnis, he was born October 27, 1939 in New York City.
Freddy operated Phil’s corners in Woodbourne, and the Exxon Station at the Concord Hotel. He later moved to Davie, Florida where he ran Freddy’s Universal Mobil.
Survivors include his son, Chance Hazelnis of Altamont; two brothers, Melvyn and his wife Cynthia of Loch Sheldrake, and Ronald and his wife Nan of Philadelphia, Pa.; two nephews and their families; and several cousins.
Graveside services were held Friday at Temple Sholom Cemetery in Monticello. Rabbi Michele Medwin officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless Soup Kitchen, 9 Monticello Street, Monticello, NY 12701.
Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home.

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